Police uncover human skull, armoury in Imo shrine

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The police in Imo State have uncovered a shrine in Ngor-Okpala local government area used by suspected criminals as armoury and ritual den.

The discovery came barely four months after five human skulls and a basin of blood were found inside a church in Ububo-Alia, Awara, Ohaji/Egbema local council of the state,

The Guardian reports that a human skull, 82 rounds of live ammunition, three K2 magazines, a locally-made revolver pistol, one locally-made single-barrel short gun, two axes, and an identity card belonging to the prime suspect, Chidera Njoku, and photographs were recovered from the house.

Imo State commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, a Good Samaritan informed detectives on activities of criminals and the goings on at the shrine.

He said a search warrant was executed, adding that Njoku, a native of Umuagwu Alulu in Ngor-Okpala, fled through the back gate when they got hint of police arrival.

It was gathered that the police arrested the suspect’s mother, said to be the owner of the premises.

Ezike also said the command arrested three suspects involved in the kidnap of a Catholic Priest, Father Charles Nwachukwu on Friday, June 16, 2017.

They are Ogadinma Ajonuwma, Chinedu Odoemenam, Uzoma Mejuru, all natives of Agbaja in Nwangele local government area of the state.

He said the police rescued the priest at Agbaja Forest in Nwangele unhurt and recovered his Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) marked WER334NJ.\

Father Nwachukwu was kidnapped at Amauzari in Isiala Mbano on his way from Owerri Airport, where he dropped off a guest. From there, he was moved to Nwangele forest.

 

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